A Mexican citizen was arrested on suspicion of spying on a US official in favor of the Russian Federation. US security officials claim that Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes had contact with a Russian official, on whose instructions and performed various tasks.
It became known that Fuentes, who worked in Singapore and was engaged in scientific research, was recruited by a Russian government official last year and was given the task of finding out the number of a car belonging to an official in the US government.
It is reported that a photo of the car was found on the phone of the spy’s wife when the couple tried to fly to Mexico. After being detained, Fuentes said the car was photographed on behalf of a Russian official.
According to the US Ministry of Justice, the Mexican visited the Russian Federation, where he received instructions from representatives of the Russian special services.
Recall that earlier in Davos, the operation of Russian spies who posed as plumbers was discovered and prevented.